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Ethnographic Museum

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk © Rateslines
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk © Rateslines

When the founder of the Turkish Republic, Ataturk, died in 1938, he was buried in the courtyard of the building which now houses the Ethnographic Museum. Although he was moved to his final resting place at the imposing Mausoleum in Ankara, the museum is still well worth the visit. Guarded by an imposing bronze statue of the national hero astride his horse, inside is contained a vast collection of historical artefacts that include costumes, arts, and crafts.

Address: Talat PaÅŸa Bulvarı,Türkocağı, Sokak, No:4 Opera, Sıhhiye, Ankara.

E-mail: bilgi@etnografyamuzesi.gov.tr

Website: www.etnografyamuzesi.gov.tr

Telephone: +90 312 311 30 07

Opening times: Daily except Monday 8:30am-12:30pm, and 1:30pm-5:30pm